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Sunday, May 13, 2018

7th Sunday of Easter: Worship at 8:00 & 10:30 am


The Gospel for this Sunday:

Luke 24:44-53 (Click here to read)

Work of the Spirit

The gospel for Easter’s seventh Sunday is always taken from the long prayer Jesus prays for his followers in John’s gospel on the night before his death, and always includes Jesus’ desire that his followers will be one as he and the Father are one. This oneness is not mere doctrinal agreement or institutional unity, but mutual abiding, interpenetrating life, mutual love and joy. This oneness is the work of the Spirit whom we have received but also await. Come, Holy Spirit!

The Knit & Crochet Group Sent 31 Baby Blankets to Global Health Ministries


LELC Advocacy Survey


The Peace & Justice Mission's Advocacy work group is exploring social justice issues for the congregation to learn about and take action on in 2018. We want to hear from you!
Please take 1 minute to let us know your thoughts at

Blood Drive:

Blood Drop

May 15; 1:00-6:00 PM

Monona United Methodist Church
606 Nichols Rd, , Monona
Those who give blood between May 14 - June 10, 2018 will receive a $5 Gift Card via email, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Valid email address required. To schedule your appointment go to and search for the May 15 blood drive at Monona Methodist Church.

Adult Education

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Sundays at 9:30 am

Adult Education Room

May 13: Allan Boesak, a South African theologian who gained fame due to his involvement in the anti-apartheid movement, as well as for his advocacy of equal rights for LGBT people, will speak at both services, and will present at Adult Education.

Spring Fling May 16


The Care Team is sponsoring a Spring Luncheon on Wednesday, May 16 at 12:00 noon. This will be the fifth annual luncheon and we will gather our elders together for worship, fellowship and lunch. At noon we will gather for a short worship and communion service led by Pastor Stephen and Pastor Katya. The event will be from 12-2:00 p.m. This year we are extending the invitation to members of Christ the Solid Rock. We have mailed invitations to those 80 years and over, however all younger guests/spouses are of course invited to attend. We can use some help with transportation as we would like as many of our home bound folks/ and non drivers as possible to be able to attend. So even if you are not one of our elder members but could provide transportation we welcome your assistance. Please sign up and indicate on the sign up sheet on the bulletin board if you are available to provide a ride for someone from Lake Edge or Christ the Solid Rock.

Church And Family Fellowship Events


The Church & Family Mission is planning a variety of events in which everyone in the church can participate. Below are some events that you can help with. If there is an event you are willing to help plan or lead, please contact Nancy Pike at or 608-332-4370. Look for additional information in the following months. Look for the sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in Good Shepherd Hall. Here are some events you can expect: New Members Fellowship; Bike Around Monona & Stop for Ice Cream; Talent Night With Adults & Children; Hike Edna Taylor Conservation Park; Church Picnic: is August 19, 2018 following worship; Board Game Night

Meet, Greet & Eat Event on June 3; 11:00 am

Church and Family Fellowship and Membership Support are sponsoring Brunch in Good Shepherd Hall following worship. Food will be supplied by the two missions. Come share your experiences, memories, and old photos of LELC with our newest members. Sign-up for brunch on the bulletin board. Contact Nancy Pike at 608-332-4370 or

Lake Edge Lutheran Church Scholarships


The Gifts Committee awards annual scholarships to Lake Edge members. The order of priority for these scholarships is:
1. A member attending an ELCA seminary for a Masters of Divinity degree and pursuing ordination in the ELCA;
2. A member attending an accredited institution of higher learning for a two-year or four-year undergraduate degree.
Students are eligible to receive an annual scholarship a maximum of four times.
2018 Lake Edge Scholarship Application Procedure
The deadline for applications is June 4, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Download the application procedure details by clicking here.

Vacation Bible School

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Registration Is Open for VBS 2018

VBS Dates: June 11-14, 2018
It is official, Vacation Bible School will be June 11–14, 2018! VBS is for children that have completed Kindergarten through 5th Grade. This is will be another joint adventure for Lake Edge and Christ the Solid Rock. A sign-up sheet and registration forms are on the bulletin board. Sign up early! There is a limit of 36 children.

It Takes a Village, Please Help!

Volunteers are needed during the week of VBS! There is a sign-up sheet available in the Fellowship Area. Let’s all work together to make this year another success, we will need volunteers from both Lake Edge and Christ the Solid Rock.

Support VBS through The Giving Tree!!

Watch for another opportunity to support Vacation Bible School. During the month of May a Giving Tree will be available. Choose a leaf and donate to fund specific areas or for use as needed; examples include snacks, lunches, tuition, t-shirts. Any amount is appreciated, thank you in advance for your support!!

Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak To Preach at Lake Edge

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Sunday, May 13

The Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, renowned anti-apartheid activist, liberation theologian, and author will be our guest preacher at Lake Edge on Sunday, May 13 (Mother’s Day) for both worship services. Dr. Boesak was the lead professor for Pastor Stephen’s South Africa DMin studies in January.

Dr. Boesak (pronounced BOO-sak) has been an ordained minister in the Dutch Reformed Church since 1968. He has served the church in various ecumenical positions, including as President of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches. Under his leadership, this Alliance declared apartheid a sin and a heresy in 1982.

In 1983, Dr. Boesak led the formation of the United Democratic Front, which would grow into the largest, nonviolent, non-racial, anti-apartheid political party in the history of the South African freedom struggles. He worked with President Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rev. Manas Buthelezi, and a whole array of national and international leaders to end apartheid.

On Sunday May 13, Dr. Boesak will preach for both worship services, and in-between, from 9:30-10:15 will lead an informal and interactive discussion in the sanctuary on the Church in South Africa and its role in the country’s freedom struggles. Later that afternoon, from 4:00-6:00 pm, Dr. Boesak will give a presentation on A Recipe for Racial Reconciliation: The Main Ingredients at New Life Lutheran Church, 7564 Cottage Grove Rd., Madison. This presentation will be sponsored by the Racial Equity Task Force of our own South-Central Wisconsin Synod of the ELCA.

All the presentations are free and open to the public. All are welcome!

Garage Sale! An appeal to Lake Edge Lutheran Church members

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Do you have too much stuff in your house? Want to downsize your household? Don’t want to put in the work of doing your own garage sale? Let Lake Edge Lutheran Church members help you sell your household items either at the church or at your home for the benefit of the Finance and Property Mission. It’s easy! You pick the date, let us know what you want to sell, and we will do the rest. We will organize the sale, price the items for sale, and clean up after the event. Everything you want to dispose of will be sold or donated to others. Please call Jonathan Pike at 608-332-4371, Nancy Pike 608-332-4370, or the church at 608-222-7339 for more information. Please note we are not accepting items at the church at this time. Thank you for your help!

Deepening Relationships Between ELCA and Moravian Churches

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Oakwood Village University Woods Campus
6205 Mineral Point Road, Madison
May 15, 10-2:30; complementary lunch
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The ELCA has been in a “full communion” relation with the Moravian churches of the Northern and Southern provinces since 1999. This mutual recognition allows not only for sharing the sacraments and common mission but also for exchange of pastors. See: Click here for information.

The invitation comes from the Lutheran-Moravian Coordinating Committee, charged with helping these church bodies live more fully into their full communion relationship. This year the annual meeting of the Committee is in Madison.

Gathering with members of the Committee will begin at 10:00, with celebration of Holy Communion at 10:30, followed by discussion until 2:30, with lunch served. All those interested, both pastors and lay people,are welcome! This is an opportunity to explore what ways forward together our two traditions can find in this place.

Or questions to Kelly (Moravian pastor, committee chair) or Kathryn (ELCA support).


See you at church!

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